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Full Name: Neil Sorvel
Normal Position: Midfielder
Height: 5' 10"
Born: 02/03/1973 (Whiston)

Neil SorvelHe began his league career with Crewe Alexandra, after progressing through their famous youth academy. However, he only made a handful of league appearances, before being released by manager Dario Gradi. He then joined Macclesfield Town, where he spent six years. In this period Macclesfield finished first in the Football Conference in 1995, but were denied promotion due to their stadium, which did not meet league standards. Promotions did come in 1997 and in 1998, as Macclesfield climbed to tier 3 of English football. Sorvel was instrumental to the success of Macc during this time as he was part of a formidable midfield. Relegation down to Division Three followed in 1999. Sorvel left on a free transfer in July 1999, having become a regular for the club over six seasons.

A return to Division One (subsequently named the Championship) Crewe Alexandra followed, where he played almost every game over six seasons.

Dropping down two levels to join Shrewsbury Town on a free transfer, he made his début for the club on 6 August 2005 in a 1-0 defeat at home to Rochdale. After being a first team regular for the 2005-06 season and the opening part of the 2006-07 season, Sorvel fell out of favour with Shrewsbury manager Gary Peters, and lost his place in the first team. This caused him to accept a free move to then-Conference club Morecambe in January 2007. Morecambe were promoted to Football League Two for the first time in their history at the end of that season.

Sorvel was loaned out to Southport in the 2007-08 season, before being released on 2 June 2008.

Season Date From To Value
2007/2008 MORECAMBE Southport Loan

Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
2007/2008 600
Total 6 0 0

Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
23/02/2008 League / Conference NorthA HINCKLEY UNITED 3 - 2
16/02/2008 League / Conference NorthH NUNEATON BOROUGH 2 - 2
12/02/2008 League / Conference NorthA STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 2 - 2
09/02/2008 League / Conference NorthA BLYTH SPARTANS 0 - 1
02/02/2008 League / Conference NorthA KETTERING TOWN 2 - 5
26/01/2008 League / Conference NorthH WORCESTER CITY 0 - 1